Dr. Zachee Pouga Tinhaga
Admitted as a lawyer in the U.S.(NY) and Cameroon, Zach is based in New York City and practices at Gide Loyrette Nouel, LLP. He specializes in U.S. tax aspects of cross-border transactions and has extensive expertise in core areas, such as: tax treaties, USTB, FTCs, PFIC, CFC, FIRPTA, GILTI, FDII, or BEAT.
Zach holds a Doctorate (SJD) and an international tax LL.M. from University of Michigan Law School; a corporate and finance LL.M. from Wayne State Law School; and a LL.B. and Master from the University of Douala; always graduating in the top percentile. He is a published author and an internationally acclaimed speaker, most recently with World Bank, IMF, UNIDROIT, NEPAD, International Center for Tax and Development, International Fiscal Association, National Bar Association, International Law Center, Toronto Research Group, and OHADA. He is an expert affiliated with the International Senior Lawyers' Project, and serves as expert on projects with the African Union, United Nations, and the OECD.
Zach is founder and current Chairman of Excellence Plus Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting impoverished children in their dreams to transform themselves and their communities.